June 16, 2009

FLAN

Our bags still aren't here, so we went out and ate anyway.  We went to the buffet at the Paris hotel, and my goal was to eat things I don't make at home: duck, crab legs, salmon, etc.  But the true joy came at dessert time: mousse, creme brulee, crepes, and...flan.

Ah, flan.  Flan is apparently my version of Proust's madeleine.  It took me back twelve years to the halls of my school in France.  There was a vending machine that dispensed this delightful treat.

Yep, flan from a vending machine.  The French are so la-di-da.

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1 I had the same philosophy when I ate breakfast at the hotel buffet this morning in Hong Kong, though I made an exception for bacon.

No food can take me back to Japan, Holland, etc. My sense of taste is nearly nonexistent.

I had to look up flan. I first heard of it in Duckman, where it was described in "The Gripes of Wrath" as "a flavor-filled Mexican dessert".

I love how exotica here can be in machines Over There.

Posted by: Amritas at June 16, 2009 11:29 PM (VtO7U)

2 Oh lordy, French flan is such a guilty pleasure of mine. Whenever I am in France I go to Carrefour and get a pack of about 4 slices...I keep on thinking, it can't be that hard to make: some pastry cream baked in a pastry shell, but I just never got around to attempting to make that stuff, because part of me knows I will never hit it on the head...man, you have given me some serious cravings right now...

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at June 17, 2009 07:43 AM (irIko)

3 Go to the Carnival buffet at the Rio.  It is hands down the Bestest buffet in sin city, and you can even have one of their four-star chefs make you something silly--like a cheeseburger. 

I asked one if he could make me some hamburger helper, of if they had any spam--he said if I gave him a few minutes, he could whip something up!  I declined and went for the kobe beef instead.

Posted by: Chuck at June 17, 2009 02:07 PM (sLfwn)

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